|Ontario Private Career Colleges
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of the benefits of Private Career Colleges.
What kinds of programs are offered?
Private Career Colleges offer accelerated, practical programs
leading to specific careers in areas such as Health, Business,
Technology and Law. Class sizes are generally small. Because programs
are accelerated, students complete curriculum studies in a shorter
period of time. All programs, tuitions and requirements are approved
under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Are there many colleges and where are they?
A useful resource for this information is available at www.serviceontario.ca.
Private Career Colleges can also voluntarily register with
the Ontario Association of Career Colleges whose website is (www.oacc.on.ca).
Note: some private colleges may not be registered with OACC or
registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
What’s the length of programs?
Programs vary in length but do not exceed one year. These accelerated
programs are equivalent to longer programs in the Community College
What’s the approximate cost for a year?
Costs vary depending on the length of the program. Generally tuitions
run from $5,000 to $15,000.
What are the admission requirements?
In most cases either an Ontario Secondary School Diploma is required
or a Mature Student Test may be written to gain entrance. Some
programs have additional requirements. These will be available
from each college.
How does a student apply?
Applicants contact the college they wish to attend and schedule
an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor.
Are some programs more competitive than others?
Private Career Colleges endeavour to offer programs where employment
markets are good. Programs in Health, Business, Law and some Technology
are currently enjoying the best employment rates.
How are admissions decisions made?
Admission is based on meeting the entrance criteria together with
special aptitudes and characteristics. Applicants are selected
based on their perceived ability to be successful in their field
of study. An applicant's life experience plays an important role
in the process.
How can I obtain further information?
Contact the admission counselor at the college you
wish to attend.
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